air travel by cargo - indian ringneck

by nicky siam
(dubai UAE )

Indian Ringneck Parrot

Indian Ringneck Parrot

i am moving soon and want to bring my indian ring neck with me, and the only way is by plane, in cargo, as i am leaving from a musilim country, animals are forbidden in the aircraft next to musilim people.
i jest wanted to know if i, will have anny hazzards bringing lola lith me.
thax for reading, i hope you get back to me soon.

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Jan 20, 2012
air travel by cargo - indian ringneck
by: Linda

Yes, there are hazards because the cargo hold is not heated nor is there sufficient air pressure because all that's in there is luggage and other cargo.

It may be a better idea for your bird to rehome him with someone who knows him and will take good care of him. I know this would be heartbreaking to do, but birds do not do well in cargo holds on airplanes. In the US, they can be brought on board planes as carry on in small carriers, but in this case, this would not work. I'd find him a home rather than find him dead at the other end of your trip. Birds can also be lost when changing plane and such. To me, it is too great a risk for his health and well-being.

Linda

Jan 20, 2012
Air travel by cargo - indian ringneck
by: Robin

Call the airlines you will be flying with and work with them. That is the safest way to know how to cage your pet (you may need to buy a special transport cage or use one from the airline) and there might be other conditions you might need before putting him on the plane (papers, a vet's report of good health, etc., etc.) There also may be some restrictions in the country you are moving to that will affect whether you can walk off the plane with your pet or if he has to go into quarenteen for a day or two. And, there will be additional costs associated with this so this is important to know way, way ahead of time.

Also, call your Avian vet and talk with him to find out what will be best treatment for the bird under the circumstances.

Contact an Avian vet in the country/town you are moving to so you can take your bird in as soon as you settle. Travel this way is stressful so you need to make sure your pet is protected at both ends.

And, as a further suggestion, call or write to a breeder and communicate your concerns about the safety of transporting your bird. They get shipped from country to country by sale so there has to be a safe way to move them. Breeders are your best source of information on this.

No question is too silly -- keep asking and questioning. All the knowledge you have ahead of time will only benefit the bird and help you both, as well as your other family members, make the move smoothly and safely.

Good luck and safe flite.

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